Immerse Yourself in Jackson, Mississippi

So Many Ways To View African-American History written by: Sophia V. Nelson For the past two years, I have pursued a deeper understanding of American History, Black History, and World History by visiting African American historic sites, archives, and museums. In an interview with documentarian Harry Allen, he shared, “I think any act of documentation … More Immerse Yourself in Jackson, Mississippi

Site Visit: Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives

Written by: Geronimo Collins The Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives is the official museum and archives dedicated to preserving the history of Public Education in Washington, DC. In a town full of museums, it’s also one of the most unknown. I met with the museum’s executive director, Kimberly Springle, for a tour and in-depth … More Site Visit: Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives

(New Jersey) THE OTHER BOYS OF SUMMER: Screening & Discussion

THE OTHER BOYS OF SUMMER: Screening & Discussion with Bob Kendrick, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President, and Pedro Sierra, Former Negro Leagues Player Little Falls, NJ –Friday, January 24 –In honor of 2020’s 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is hosting a special screening of the The Other Boys of … More (New Jersey) THE OTHER BOYS OF SUMMER: Screening & Discussion

Kwanzaa 2019 VBH Recap

The original Mosaic Templars building which is located on West 9th Street, experienced a fire in 2005. The cornerstone sustained. Historical documents regarding the organization’s founding were placed in the cornerstone in 1913. (see the rectangular shaped cut out on the top of cornerstone? That is where the historical records were stored).⁣ Written by: Sophia … More Kwanzaa 2019 VBH Recap

”Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson In An Age of Empire”

EDIT: After further research, “Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson in an Age of Empire” closed December 12, 2019 (via Stuart A. Rose website). It may be a good idea to call and confirm with Stuart A. Rose Archive personnel. Raise your hand if you’re a geek for archive exhibits! Here’s a beautiful one, “Black Cosmopolitan: … More ”Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson In An Age of Empire”

(Alabama) Horace King Memorial Bridge

Horace King Memorial Bridge and Garden is in located Valley, Alabama.⁣⁣Horace King was born into slavery in Cheraw, South Carolina in 1807. In 1824 Horace King assisted with the construction of Pee Dee River Bridge. Horace King’s enslaver, Edward King died in 1830. John Godwin who also worked on the construction of Pee Dee River … More (Alabama) Horace King Memorial Bridge